Dundas fall food drive collects despite pandemic

Community Oct 01, 2020 by Craig Campbell Dundas Star News

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Dundas Community Services’ 2020 fall food drive for the local Salvation Army Child and Family services food bank was very successful, according to Salvation Army program manager Karen Sobierajski,

With both door-to-door pickup by volunteers and donations dropped off in the Governor’s Road Metro grocery store parking lot, 8,100 pounds of food and $4,565 in cash were collected for the food bank on Saturday, Sept. 26.

“We were so pleased with the outcome of all the hard work that our volunteers have put in,” Sobierajski said. “A huge thank you to the people of Dundas for all of their very generous donations of cash and food.”

Due to pandemic gathering restrictions and physical distancing requirements, the food bank couldn’t have as many volunteers in its space at 150 King St. W. as it normally does.

Even with the challenges for organizers, volunteers and supporters — the food drive collected close to 60 per cent of the food, and 76 per cent of the cash, it collected last year.

Sobierajski said Salvation Army Children and Family Services looks forward to Christmas, and needs new, unwrapped toys for the annual distribution which starts Dec. 7.

“The Dundas community has always been so very supportive of our ministry here. We are greatly appreciative of all that they have done for us in the past,” Sobierajski said.

She thanked the organizers from Dundas Community Services for their work, and volunteers — as well as Metro for supplying reusable grocery bags and providing space in its parking lot.

Dundas fall food drive collects despite pandemic

Community comes together for Salvation Army food bank

Community Oct 01, 2020 by Craig Campbell Dundas Star News

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Dundas Community Services’ 2020 fall food drive for the local Salvation Army Child and Family services food bank was very successful, according to Salvation Army program manager Karen Sobierajski,

With both door-to-door pickup by volunteers and donations dropped off in the Governor’s Road Metro grocery store parking lot, 8,100 pounds of food and $4,565 in cash were collected for the food bank on Saturday, Sept. 26.

“We were so pleased with the outcome of all the hard work that our volunteers have put in,” Sobierajski said. “A huge thank you to the people of Dundas for all of their very generous donations of cash and food.”

Due to pandemic gathering restrictions and physical distancing requirements, the food bank couldn’t have as many volunteers in its space at 150 King St. W. as it normally does.

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Even with the challenges for organizers, volunteers and supporters — the food drive collected close to 60 per cent of the food, and 76 per cent of the cash, it collected last year.

Sobierajski said Salvation Army Children and Family Services looks forward to Christmas, and needs new, unwrapped toys for the annual distribution which starts Dec. 7.

“The Dundas community has always been so very supportive of our ministry here. We are greatly appreciative of all that they have done for us in the past,” Sobierajski said.

She thanked the organizers from Dundas Community Services for their work, and volunteers — as well as Metro for supplying reusable grocery bags and providing space in its parking lot.

Dundas fall food drive collects despite pandemic

Community comes together for Salvation Army food bank

Community Oct 01, 2020 by Craig Campbell Dundas Star News

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Dundas Community Services’ 2020 fall food drive for the local Salvation Army Child and Family services food bank was very successful, according to Salvation Army program manager Karen Sobierajski,

With both door-to-door pickup by volunteers and donations dropped off in the Governor’s Road Metro grocery store parking lot, 8,100 pounds of food and $4,565 in cash were collected for the food bank on Saturday, Sept. 26.

“We were so pleased with the outcome of all the hard work that our volunteers have put in,” Sobierajski said. “A huge thank you to the people of Dundas for all of their very generous donations of cash and food.”

Due to pandemic gathering restrictions and physical distancing requirements, the food bank couldn’t have as many volunteers in its space at 150 King St. W. as it normally does.

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Even with the challenges for organizers, volunteers and supporters — the food drive collected close to 60 per cent of the food, and 76 per cent of the cash, it collected last year.

Sobierajski said Salvation Army Children and Family Services looks forward to Christmas, and needs new, unwrapped toys for the annual distribution which starts Dec. 7.

“The Dundas community has always been so very supportive of our ministry here. We are greatly appreciative of all that they have done for us in the past,” Sobierajski said.

She thanked the organizers from Dundas Community Services for their work, and volunteers — as well as Metro for supplying reusable grocery bags and providing space in its parking lot.